Scores

Final

UTEP 17

(2-10, 1-7 C-USA)

Middle Tennessee 48

(8-4, 6-2 C-USA)

3:45 PM ET, November 30, 2013

Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN

1 2 3 4 T
UTEP 0 7 10 017
MTU 17 17 14 048

Top Performers

Passing: L. Kilgore (MTU) - 325 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: N. Jeffery (UTEP) - 20 CAR, 140 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: K. Griswould (MTU) - 5 REC, 101 YDS

Middle Tennessee overwhelms UTEP 48-17

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Logan Kilgore threw for 325 yards, completing 19 of 27 passes, and two touchdowns as Middle Tennessee overwhelmed the University of Texas at El Paso 48-17 Saturday.

Kilgore, who completed 15 of 21 passes for 226 yards in the first half, struck quickly, hitting Marcus Henry on a 21-yard scoring pass at 10:56 in the first quarter.

Jeremiah Bryson, who rushed for 120 yards on 15 carries, scored from the 10 at the beginning of the second quarter to give Middle Tennessee (8-4, 6-2 Conference USA) a 24-0 lead. The Blue Raiders led 34-7 at the half.

Middle Tennessee amassed 629 total yards while limiting UTEP (2-10, 1-7) to 299.

This was the fifth consecutive win of the season for Middle Tennessee. They now have back-to-back seasons of eight or more victories.

Nathan Jeffery led the Miners, rushing for 140 yards on 20 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTEP
MTU
1st Downs1427
Total Yards299629
Passing122325
Rushing177304
Penalties3-252-20
3rd Down Conversions5-1411-16
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers11
Possession28:4831:12

Passing Leaders

UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Leftwich14/241225.100
Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kilgore19/2732512.021

Rushing Leaders

UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jeffery201407.0255
Leftwich7152.1011
Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bryson151208.0249
Parker78512.1136

Receiving Leaders

UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wenrick25025.0048
Tomlinson44210.5020
Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Griswould510120.2069
Henry36822.7128

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUTEPMTU
TD10:56Marcus Henry 21 Yd Pass From Logan Kilgore (Cody Clark Kick) 07
FG07:40Cody Clark 21 Yd 010
TD03:06Shane Tucker 1 Yd Run (Cody Clark Kick) 017
SECOND QUARTERUTEPMTU
TD14:54Jeremiah Bryson 10 Yd Run (Cody Clark Kick) 024
TD08:31Nathan Jeffery 3 Yd Run (Jay Mattox Kick) 724
TD04:20Tavarres Jefferson 25 Yd Pass From Logan Kilgore (Cody Clark Kick) 731
FG00:03Cody Clark 26 Yd 734
THIRD QUARTERUTEPMTU
TD13:54Jeremiah Bryson 6 Yd Run (Cody Clark Kick) 741
TD10:16Nathan Jeffery 1 Yd Run (Jay Mattox Kick) 1441
FG05:55Jay Mattox 41 Yd 1741
TD02:14Jordan Parker 36 Yd Run (Cody Clark Kick) 1748